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Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Movie -- Underneath the sands of Egypt, Anubis, an ancient evil spirit, has awakened. It's up to Yugi, who defeated Anubis centuries ago, to use his skill and determination to rid the world of evil once again.
Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Movie -- Underneath the sands of Egypt, Anubis, an ancient evil spirit, has awakened. It's up to Yugi, who defeated Anubis centuries ago, to use his skill and determination to rid the world of evil once again.
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Everything else was just practice! See more »
Underneath the sands of Egypt, Anubis, an ancient evil spirit, has awakened. It's up to Yugi, who defeated Anubis centuries ago, to use his skill and determination to rid the world of evil once again. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Gregory Abbey ... Tristan Taylor (voice: English version) (as John Campbell)

Sebastian Arcelus ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Ben Baron ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Amy Birnbaum ... Tea Garnder (voice: English version)
Madeleine Blaustein ... Solomon Moto (voice: English version) (as Maddie Blaustein)
Darren Dunstan ... Max-A-Million Pegasus (voice: English version)
Dan Green ... Yugi Moto / Yami Yugi (voice: English version)
Kôji Ishii ... Anubis (voice: Japanese version)
Shunsuke Kazama ... Yugi Muto / Yami Yugi (voice: Japanese version)
Hidehiro Kikuchi ... Hiroto Honda (voice: Japanese version)
Ted Lewis ... Additional Voices (voice: English version) (as Ed Paul)
Tadashi Miyazawa ... Sugoroku Muto (voice: Japanese version)

Lisa Ortiz ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Andrew Paull ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Vinnie Penna ... Joey Wheeler (voice: English version) (as Wayne Grayson)

Mike Pollock ... Newscaster (voice: English version)
Scott Rayow ... Anubis (voice: English version) (as Scottie Ray)
Maki Saitou ... Anzu Masaki (voice: Japanese version)

Tara Sands ... Mokuba Kaiba (voice: English version) (as Tara Jayne)
Eric Stuart ... Seto Kaiba (voice: English version)
Hiroki Takahashi ... Katsuya Jounouchi (voice: Japanese version)
Jirou Jay Takasugi ... Pegasus J. Crawford (voice: Japanese version)
Junko Takeuchi ... Mokuba Kaiba (voice: Japanese version)
Marc Thompson ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Kenjirô Tsuda ... Seto Kaiba (voice: Japanese version)

Directed by
Hatsuki Tsuji 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Michael Pecoriello  writer

Produced by
Norman J. Grossfeld .... executive producer (as Norman Grossfeld)
Alfred Kahn .... executive producer (as Alfred R. Kahn)
Michael Pecoriello .... producer
Original Music by
Elik Alvarez 
Joel Douek 
Freddy Sheinfeld 
Sound Department
Ryan Collison .... foley engineer
Shawn Conrad .... supervising adr recordist
André Dias .... dubbing editor
Dan Fulton .... first assistant sound editor
Aline Gavroy .... film dubbing mixer
Bruce Kitzmeyer .... sound effects editor
Brian Langman .... sound designer
Mike Patrick .... sound recordist
Joseph Shalack .... adr engineer
Ahmad Shirazi .... supervising sound editor (as Maddy Shirazi)
Paul P. Soucek .... sound designer
Animation Department
Ryan Kelly .... animator: title animation
Editorial Department
Cathy Rait .... color timer
Music Department
Michael Brady .... music production assistant
Julian Schwartz .... music producer
Other crew
Arthur 'Sam' Murakami .... story and gameplay advisor

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie" - Japan (original title)
"Yu-Gi-Oh Duel Monsters - Light of the Pyramid" - Japan (English title) (literal English title)
"Yu-Gi-Oh!" - International (English title)
"Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Movie - Pyramid of Light" - USA
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Rated PG for scary combat and monster images
USA:89 min | Japan:101 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »

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Despite the movie debuting in 2004 for the US, the cards still have the lore from when they were first printed in the US. Some cards like Magician's Valkyria have the incorrect typeface for things like the name possibly due to the fact that the card didn't yet exist in English, though this also occurred for Toon Summoned Skull, which was definitely released before the movie.See more »
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): When Peten the Dark Clown attacks the Pharoah, he stabs him through the back; however, Kaiba calls the attack "Bloodlust slash"; this is incorrect as a slash leads to a cut, not a puncture.See more »
Mob Kid 1:We want the King of Games, not the King of Lame!
Mob Kid 2:Yeah! The Duel Monsters champ, not chump!
Mob Kid 3:The Master of the Gods, not the Master of the Clods!
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Movie Connections:
Edited into Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Abridged Movie (2007) (TV)See more »
How Much LongerSee more »


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82 out of 123 people found the following review useful.
This movie should have a Surgeon General's warning!, 28 August 2004
Author: uzzman (uzzman) from Dallas/Fort Worth, TX

Scientists estimate that the average human being has around 100,000,000,000 (100 Billion) brain cells (or neurons) and that after the age of 20 we tend to lose them at a rate of around 9,000 neurons per day. There are activities that can enhance that, such as sniffing paint or glue, which can accelerate that loss to about 300,000 a day...remarkable to say the least. In my own research this past week, I have discovered that exposure to the new movie "Yu-Gi-Oh!" makes the paint huffers of the world feel a little better about their eroding brain cells, as I believe I may have lost in the area of about 1.6 billion neurons in the time span of an hour and a half.

Yu-Gi-Oh is a fantasy card game that has taken over our children's lives and depleted our (parents) pocketbooks of hard-earned cash and has given us some of the most confusing conversations we have ever been subjected to. The cards have turned our sons (and some daughters) into poster children for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder without any help in sight. Either my son is OCD or he is a genius, but to follow this game with any type of success, I suspect he would have to be a mixture of both.

This leads me to "Yu-Gi-Oh!" the movie. My 9 year-old son has problems with his handwriting, he has issues with the use of pencils upsetting his tactile senses and his reading could be better, but he can utilize the internet to find the release dates of ANY movie that may, or may not be, in production at any moment. I, on other hand, am lucky if I can remember to shave in the morning. Anyway, he knew months in advance when this movie was coming out and quickly began to pine away the days with a sense of wistful yearning that is usually reserved for Sonic the Hedgehog and Spiderman...I knew at that very moment that my brain cells were at risk.

In the weeks preceding the release of "Yu-Gi-Oh!", I thought of so many ways to get out of seeing this celluloid nightmare. Maybe I would be called away to business in a Third World country...maybe I would be forced to sell soap to the criminally incarcerated...maybe I could pay a babysitter to go to the movie with him. In the end, after debating with my ex and also realizing I was too poor to afford a babysitter, I subjected myself to the experience.

We arrived at the movie theater; my son a portrait of unheralded joy with a hint of trembling angst, and me, saddled with the look of a man who has realized that the Governor is not going to call with a stay of execution...I am resigned to my own fate. As I expected, we got MORE cards upon payment of the tickets, though I did save some money by going to the matinée, so that's a positive. We started to the theater and as providence would have it, the movie actually started early, so we missed the first 3 minutes or so, which probably saved me approximately 300,000 neurons.

I cannot remember that much about the actual movie, but I do remember the "plot" (and I use that term loosely) was just what I thought it would be. It can be broken down into this easy to understand dialogue:

Enemy Guy: "I have this incredible card!"

Yu-Gi: "Oh yeah? Well, I have this incredible card!"

Enemy Guy: "Well, you may think that, but I have this card which combined with this other card makes your card obsolete!"

Yu-Gi: "Ha! You only think that, but I have this face down card that when combined with this magic card and this other spell card combine to create the ultimate monster that you could never dream of stopping!"

This goes on for an hour and a half. I am not kidding. I got got me...I got you again. Finally someone got someone else and a card that was never before seen makes an appearance and changes the dynamics of the film. It was like watching theoretical Dungeons and Dragons geeks if they were to spar on ESPN, only the latter would probably be more entertaining because of the commercials. Speaking of commercials, this is literally an hour and a half infommercial.

Finally its over...its over...its over. I keep having to assure myself that this is indeed the case. In the moments after, I realize that I cannot remember the names of any of my teachers in grade school and that I can no longer pinpoint the exact moment when my hair began to recede. Thankfully, these memories are not as important as others and "Yu-Gi-Oh!" has not taken everything from me. The only thing I can actually remember from the movie is that the Blue Eyes Shining Dragon is not one to be trifle with.

In closing, I would be remiss if I did not quote that great sage Dean Vernon Wormer, "Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, son". After seeing "Yu-Gi-Oh!" I might tend to disagree.

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